I Rode My Bike Today!

With apologies to the landscaping and squirrels

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My bike (a 2017 Civia Lowry 7-speed step-over)
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Participants in the 2017 St. Louis World Naked Bike Ride. Source.

Last summer, I was inspired to buy a bike after watching the St. Louis World Naked Bike Ride roll by for the second year in a row.

I’ve been working for several years to get more fit and admired all those scantily clad bikers who completed the 13-mile ride in sweltering July heat.

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One bike path in Tower Grove Park (St. Louis, MO). Photo © Michael J. Murphy, 2017.
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Source: Pexels | CC0 Public Domain license
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Actual depiction of how it felt the first time I rode my new bike. Photo: William Hook. Source: Unsplash.
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My disused bike didn’t even have the company of a dog! Photo: Sergij | CC0 Public Domain license. Source: Pexels.
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Source: Pexels.
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Me on my bike (in my dreams!) Photo: Thomas Borges | CC0 Public Domain license. Source: Pixabay.
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Photo: Ricardo Bresciani | CC0 Public Domain license. Source: Pexels.

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Associate Professor — Gender & Sexuality Studies (U. Ill. Springfield)

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